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welcome to. it's good to have you with us it's been called the world's worst in dust from disaster but the description barely captures what happened in bhopal 35 years ago bhopal is a capital of the indian state of multiple dish in the intervening night of december the 2nd 1900 boys gas leak from a pesticide spreading rapidly across the city in that 1st night according to some estimates more than 3000 people died that number would go up to 15000 those who survived didn't have it much better yes the 2 who lived through that night. these are says i was 2 months pregnant of the time i had a miscarriage right there in the middle of the street i was unable to control my bowels and the feces ran down my legs jump of
a visual closer is it fair fleck somebody had filled our bodies up with red chillies our eyes had coming out noses were watering we had froth in our belts survivors continue to suffer than to call a tickle disorders and so both defects among a long list of health problems but it doesn't stop there they also need to find the strength to receive adequate compensation health care above all justice. for decades they have been campaigning some still living with their injuries. of is still baring their grief. by that this or that night everything was destroyed my sons and daughter in law died
a mind leg was amputated. i have to drag myself around these killers did not heed anything why have they not been brought to court why haven't they been hanged they are responsible for this yet. it was december 1984 when 40 tons of deadly methyl i so psion 8 known as am i see gas escape to pesticide factory in the indian city of popal within the 1st few hours 3000 people were dead some dying in their own homes hundreds of thousands more were injured many of them children. over the years the death toll has risen and official estimate stands at around $15000.00. the company responsible union carbide has never faced prosecution but it did you agree a $470000000.00 payout in 1989 campaigners say the company
which is now owned by dow chemicals must pay much more in compensation including to the families whose children have been born with brain damage and with disabilities the people are waiting for that group of health care the standard medical treatment protocol is needed that's not yet available and finally in some ways the most important question is whether the justice. the question many have been asking for 35 years and still it seems there is no. joining me for more is are us not doing the right activist work with survivors of the popal tragedy she joins me now from bhopal russia not good to have you on the program you've been working with the survivors for quite some time what other immediate needs. thank you for an answer eric this thing
i'm. currently this is probably the biggest ongoing corporate mass. and people have only gotten about $300.00 in compensation since the russians missed bonds will call the disaster union carbide chemical their criminal liability teaser steere and thinks that is 6 housings of tons of toxic waste that is still sitting inside the factory i'm outside the factory but just in time when it hit the ground water of more than 100000 people. mccoll refuses to clean up and because of this toxic contamination and a lot of children are being affected as well as their parents consumed us what is right here and that as gas disasters concern people are really sick in there are 10 times more intense or a there are just not we have come across
a study that the indian council of medical research was the way in which basically showed he was there 700 times more like effects and gas and mothers that unexposed mothers the tragedies there the evidence is there as you have presented today do you think adequate for sponsibility has at all been fixed for this disaster. no absolutely not these are the most powerful chemical corporations and they have the support of the most powerful government the us government who has been supporting them supporting them from day one and they also have support of the indian common who has no political will in holding them accountable to the u.s. department of justice has not been able to go summons stood out to an indian government has been asking them to do that for the last 5 years just like the did with warren anderson who was a chairman of union carbide and was responsible lauder killing people in bhopal he
was never extradited from us because the us government never gave a damn about its criminal liability in india and the same things we see as far as the clean up of the toxic waste is a concern whereas 'd the department of justice is not it seen in a hoarding or professions like b.p. accountable for what they did in us but when it comes to now have a completely double standards and in the name of foreign investment people of a considered expendable and even in india we have seen in the last 35 years every strategy of the governments and whether it has been to p.r. congress they have always sided with the corporations or not what does the color of the. people's lives do that automatically. but i just want to say that this is not something that happened 35 years ago people are dying people have been born with dope or defects still today and yet so people and
people and pull out of the incident x. spending but in the name of foreign investments and that is pretty much been spelled out for us when it came to extradite in warren anderson people like 8 you know 'd our beliefs are right and calling models that sending amberson over to send shock waves in vice and investment community and now when dow chemical is being to appear or to have people like hillary clinton did some supporting them that they should not * go there in india and using all pressure that they have with the endgame government to make sure that they are not. right when we have to leave it there for the time being but thank you so much for joining us trust on data. we. have a family and enjoy life it's what most of us want and yet according to the united nations that
a systemic body has an issue blocking does able to people from these basic human desire as perhaps you know these are just personally perhaps you're disabled yourself or you have a disabled. in isha one in every 6 persons has a disability today is the united nations international day of us and with disabilities a day in that empowerment and inclusive richey but as this report from myanmar shows this to a long way to go. so gets the tables ready for banquet at a young hotel she has difficulty walking and is one of 13 disabled workers at this hotel. including this cook and a floor to as a person leg below the knee. when i got this job i felt encouraged that i can do something and that i can help support my family. this situation is all too rare meum are were 85 percent of adults with moderate to
severe disabilities are unemployed. and about 2 out of every 3 disabled children are not in school bowman the director of the myanmar center for responsible business says the disabled to me amar face adversity for many directions so the main problem is that people disabilities face in memory is that there is next to no government support for them there are very few government institutions supporting them within the school system has no established way to help children so as a result discrimination starts from a very early age children disabilities are excluded from school and then this goes on to have an impact on their ability to get jobs and later in life do when is one of the most visible advocates for the disabled to me m.r. from his appearances on local television in meetings across the country with disabled people to discuss ways to improve their lives. we have
a fusion to create a discrimination environment for education jobs a mall. owners say we're sure he knows many of the challenges firsthand. and you have to win has cerebral palsy and needs help with basic things whether it's just taking a seat or eating dinner. but that is not stop this married father of 2 sons he has a university degree and owns a real estate agency as well as a printing company he also started a foundation to help it is save all but me as to when acknowledges that throughout his life he has had resources that most people me m.r. do not have his family could afford to hire people to accompany him to school as a child and his professional success and nails and to have assistance by his side today but he's fighting alongside other advocates to help the disabled in this impoverished country get more support progress in recent years includes more job training programs strengthening relationships with businesses so more of them
harvest able to workers and spreading the word across the country to try to inform all family. and educators that disabled children have a legal right to go to school and that they belong there step by step advocates for the disabled are chipping away at the barriers in this country but they say continued progress requires changing the attitudes of the general public. we have to stop people from making any judgments so they don't think that a disabled person doesn't really need schooling because even if they graduate they won't be able to get a job. we have to change that mindset. it's a long road ahead but me out there when another advocates say they'll keep fighting to help the disabled have the quality of life they deserve. this month. and the one of your flight leaves as a 44 year old blind man. that's accepted
room. booking travel not amazing time. china trade deal with china wait until after the us elections president trump is now suggesting just that. markets are not happy to bring you the latest. also on the show hong kong's leader says u.s. support for protesters is a roading business confidence there we'll talk to our correspondent. and we'll go to malaysia where a business scandal involving a former prime minister has become the talk of the country. this is your business report i'm stephen bears in berlin thanks for joining us u.s.
president donald trump has alarmed investors by saying that a trade deal with china may have to wait until after the u.s. presidential election in 2020 during a visit to london claim that china was keen to agree to a deal but that he was in no rush and was happy to wait markets have been hoping for an end to the trade war by the end of this year. and for more on this let's check in now with our financial correspondent in frankfurt chelsea delaney so josie how are markets there reacting to these comments. it's a lot of red if you if i mean this is the dax attacks it started up it had a strong start to the day it's been going further further downward as as we've gone on u.s. stock futures are down about 0.3 percent the footsie in london about one percent these comments are really a bit of a surprise to traders they had expected a deal over the next couple of weeks just last week that said we're in the final throes of an agreement so there had been a lot of.